Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Five Minutes from Home


We enjoyed summer-like weather over Thanksgiving weekend with clear skies and warm sunshine for several days in a row. Ontario is a great place to visit to view spectacular fall colours, from the Agawa Canyon in the north to the Niagara Peninsula in the south. Huntsville and Algonquin Park are favoured destinations in Central Ontario and anywhere along the 900 km of the Niagara Escarpment between Hamilton and Tobermory you are guaranteed to find superb of autumn vistas. I read the colour reports in the newspaper and planned several road trips in my head and then discarded them due to time constraints and the price of gasoline.


While driving to get groceries for Thanksgiving dinner, I took note of brilliant red and gold stands trees right in the city beside the shopping centre, the local library and the nearby Tim Hortons restaurant. I decided to drive around our end of town within five minutes from home and look for the fall beauty here.


The next morning before sunrise I took a thermos of tea to a nearby park and watched the golden light illuminate the trees along the river.


Why do we tend to think things will more 
beautiful...richer... inspiring... somewhere else?

11 comments:

  1. These are spectacular images.

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  2. Ruth, I saw some of these on your facebook page. they are OUTSTANDING! I know what you mean, but I have learned from all the places I have lived to enjoy where I am because I may be moving tomorrow!

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  3. Like I said elsewhere ... that last photo ... mmmm

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  4. Nice template, but comments act a bit weird here. I try to make a comment here, and then it flips me back to the old style, and then I come back here to find what I said, and then ... well ... here we go ...

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  5. Thanks for the feedback John. I had someone else say their comment did not show up. The template tends to flip back when I load it sometimes too. I think I will switch back until the glitches are gone.

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  6. Those are absolutely amazing photos of the fall colours. I notice that the colours are more orange and brown this year - not complaining about that.

    I know exactly where that first photo is taken...like I am standing right in that exact spot.

    Glad I could comment on this...was having trouble with the other format.

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  7. The mist that rose up from the humidity over the weekend was an added bonus to the fall colours!
    Your photos are stunning.

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  8. You got some gorgeous photos close to home! Wow!

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  9. Lovely lovely photos--especially appropriate for Thanksgiving.
    I love the last one especially.

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  10. That's true. We have to escape within.

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  11. Beautiful That touch of fog in the photos adds to the background of the colorful foliage

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